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January 20, 2023

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales value as well as retail sales volume declined in December 2022.

Month over month (December 2022 vs November 2022)

Retail sales values decreased 1.2% while retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) was down 1.0%.

Internet sales decreased by 2.9% and accounted for 25.4% of total retail sales.

Year-over-year (December 2022 vs December 2021)

Retail sales values increased 3.8% while retail sales volumes decreased 5.8%.

Annual (2022 vs 2021)

Retail sales values increased 7.0% and retail sales volumes decreased 2.9%.

Source: UK Office for National Statistics: Statistical Bulletin

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